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    My apologies for coming off too strong. Perhaps I love these fish too much. The fishery is just above the overfished level.
    The best thing you can get for storing your fish are the cooler bags from Wegmans. They're cheap, hold a decent sized fish and keep ice cold all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve6902 View Post
    Okay guys, I have my Hobie Outback all rigged up and ready for Rock season. I just have one small question. After you catch a big old pig of a rock, how do you transport/store it for the journey back?? Now I'm not talking little 25" and under. I'm talking about the big boys. So if you can share some insight or even a pic or two that would be great.
    Damn, I love this forum. Here is the original post. The passion and opinion in all that have posted provides confidence that the Striper population will continue to be strong for generations to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Dog View Post
    Damn, I love this forum. Here is the original post. The passion and opinion in all that have posted provides confidence that the Striper population will continue to be strong for generations to come.
    We can't argue about yamaha vs mercury or 4 stroke vs 2 stroke, so we have to improvise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakscientist View Post
    We can't argue about yamaha vs mercury or 4 stroke vs 2 stroke, so we have to improvise.
    Oh there is plenty of discussion on Hobie versus Native, or paddle vs peddle. Don't sell us short Pat
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    Don't forget electric trolling motor vs weed wacker motor. I'm all for a debate, I love a good debate. And beer, debates and beer.
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    It's just not cool to hijack someone else's thread for one's debate.

    +1 on the insulated bag. Takes up very little room unless you score.
    Just don't use it for catfish. They poke right thru.


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    Steve6902, thanks for asking the question. I was actually looking for a cooler bag to transport fish I'm bringing home. Some of the Amazon bags seems promising, the prices range from 50 to lowest 10. Just search for "cooler bags".

    On the side note, I don't see anything illegal about keeping fish that meets DNR regulation. If someone wants to take one home, go for it! I'm also all for crucifying people who keep illegal fish though. Personally for me, I don't keep any spawning rockfish.

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    Living the Dream,
    I hope you catch the big one soon.

    I carry a large spearfishing stringer, and also carry a 12' rope/twine rated over 100 LB test. The rope was used for multi purposes. i always carry this utility rope in my tackle bag.

    Fish don't get spoiled within few hours even on a hot summer day. Trust me on this. Stringer the large fish using the rope and come back to the launch immediately if you are several miles off the launch. It is hard to fish when dragging a big fish.
    If you are tired and are miles off the launch, kill the fish and put the fish behind the seat (across the the tank well,). A dead fish won't slide off the kayak. Make sure that the rudder holes are above the sea level. You may not able to see the rudder holes because of the cooler/milk crate. Have other kayakers verify the rudder holes are above the sea level.

    Pedal back immediately and have a party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve6902 View Post
    You know, I asked a simple question, how do you guys keep your rockfish in your yaks. That's it, nothing else. Only 2 people (ccchrisccc and fishmoken) answered it. Everyone else, except for Sega, wants to tell me how we are conservationists, and let the big ones go, not to post keepers, and about the Drum in FL. I didn't ask about those things. Sega hit it on the head with it's MY fish. I go to the bay to catch fish and consume their flesh. If I want to catch a 40" plus Rock and eat it, so be it. I drove the hour plus to catch fish. I did not ask for a lecture, I asked a question. Oh and if I want to post my big ass fish on here and it upsets someone, to bad. They have an issue not me. This forum has been real nice, with lots of good info, but for some reason this just sit's in my Hillbilly craw. You do what you want with your fish and I'll do what I want with mine. Oh and ccchrisccc, fishmoken and sega, thanks.
    I personally struggle to catch rockfish greater than 23"
    however, this is how I transport big drum......when the slot limit permits it
    Warm weather does not seem to effect the quality



    time to lighten up gentlemen

    btw...since most large fish are caught in the cooler months and take up so much deck space, if you chose to keep a large legal fish...as you are entitled...Id just throw it between my legs and paddle to the truck
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    Kevinfry, now that's a nice drum. ��
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